Management of intermittent exotropia using a combination of vision therapy and surgery

J Am Optom Assoc. 1989 Jun;60(6):428-34.


Vision therapy has been shown to provide higher success rates than surgery in the treatment of intermittent exotropia, but vision therapy is not successful in all cases. A case of intermittent exotropia is presented that illustrates the use of vision therapy in combination with surgery. Issues that should be considered when selecting this treatment option are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Convergence, Ocular
  • Diplopia / complications
  • Exotropia / surgery
  • Exotropia / therapy*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Oculomotor Muscles / surgery
  • Postoperative Care
  • Prognosis
  • Strabismus / therapy*
  • Time Factors
  • Vision, Binocular
  • Visual Acuity